* Posts by krakead

26 posts • joined 1 Jun 2007

DNS cockup locks Virgin Media customers out of ntlworld.com email

krakead

Looks like it's working again now.

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Rotten Apple iOS 7 fury: Glitchy audio or is today's music really that bad?

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Childcatcher

Phone updated in about 30 mins starting at about 7pm. iPad I left overnight and it was all done in the morning.

But there's a serious lack of perspective from both sides of the (very childish) device divide.

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Adobe kills Creative Suite – all future features online only

krakead
FAIL

Re: What a huge fraud! Adobe worse than Electronic Arts (SimCity fraud)...

Sorry, as much as I think Adobe's pricing model stinks, I have to question your business sense. You do realise one of the biggest problems faced by small businesses is cash flow don't you?

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Ten ancestors of the netbook

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Pint

Re: Any HP 320LX love?

Get yourself another one - they pop up on ebay fairly often.

I too sold mine, to fund the purchase of a Psion 5, which was superior in every way, especially once you'd got over the novelty of a having a baby version of Windows. At least mine went to a good home - I advertised it in Micromart and it was bought by Professor Heinz Wolff, who undoubtedly went on to do some serious boffinry with it!

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krakead
Coat

I wrote my dissertation on a Portfolio - the fun part was trying to get it printed!

I'm obsessed with miniaturised/portable computing and had many of these over the years. I've even started buying them again on ebay and am proud/sad* to admit that I have a display case full of pocket computers going back the old Sharp PC-1211. My Psion 5mx still goes everywhere with me.

* - delete as applicable

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Apple's brilliant plan to fix iOS Maps: Get YOU to do it

krakead

Re: OpenStreetMap

So, I just need to nip out and buy a theodolite then and taking surveying course online then? ;)

Anyhow, just checked again and we now exist! Must be a very recent addition - within the past 6 weeks.

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krakead
FAIL

Re: OpenStreetMap

The road I live on doesn't exist on OSM (fair enough, it's only been there for 13 years) nor does the road it comes off (again, it's only existed for 20+ years). So no problems there.

To all the Apple apologists out there, it doesn't matter that Google's satellite views were a bit shit at first. Apple are competing with Google Maps as it exists *now*. You can't replace one app with another that's significantly inferior without expecting to get kicked for it.

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Tablet tech is really a Psion of the times

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Facepalm

Re: No one wants to mention the HP Jornada 720?

I really should stop doing this, but I've just pushed the button on a 720 too.

In other news, my Psion 5 arrived this morning. I'd forgotten how ahead of the game they were - shame they threw it all away in the end :(

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Thumb Up

Re: No one wants to mention the HP Jornada 720?

Quite alright old chap. As well as the Psion, I went for a Jornada 680 (rather than a 720) - less than £42 for the pair. If the Jornada proves to actually be useful I'll upgrade to a 720 or 728.

First order of the day will be installing JLime on my IBM 1GB microdrive! It still makes me wince when I think of how much I paid for it back in the day...

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krakead
FAIL

Re: No one wants to mention the HP Jornada 720?

I take it all back - just bought a Psion 5 too.

Damn you nostalgia, you are a harsh mistress!

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krakead
Devil

Re: No one wants to mention the HP Jornada 720?

Damn you! I'd forgotten about these. I desperately wanted one when they were new but couldn't afford it. Roll forward to now: a quick trip to fleabay later and one will be winging its way to me shortly. I have absolutely no need for it now, but I absolutely must have one!

I really must stop looking at Psion 5s as well...

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Apple ejects FT app from iTunes

krakead
Headmaster

Server farms and bandwith are FREE now, apparently...

Nothing? Really? Just how much do you think it cost to build and maintain the infrastructure to support the app store? I'm hardly the world's biggest Apple fan, but you, Sir, are an idiot if you think Apple add no value whatsoever.

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HTC Facebook branded, buttoned phones appear online

krakead
FAIL

If it's anything like Facebook on the web...

...there will be updates every week that will, without warning, rearrange the interface and change how key functionality works.

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Star Wars set for 3D rehash

krakead
Stop

George, please put down the stick...

Dear god, *another* version of Star Wars? Put down the stick, George - the horse is well and truly dead. Someone really ought to enforce Mr Lucas's retirement - no amount of re-hashing or technology of dubious value can hide the fact that it's been a long time since he's done anything even vaguely decent.

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iPhone 4 jailbreak banks on browser exploit

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Jobs Horns

@Mick F

Try restarting your phone first. My 3GS kept hanging when I tried the jailbreak. Once I'd rebooted it worked straight away.

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Minister admits thought crime is on the agenda

krakead

This is all going to end in tears...

So, if I draw a picture of someone robbing a bank would that make me a bank robber? What about it a draw a picture of a government minister robbing a bank?

Curious...

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Universal thaws out The Thing

krakead
Paris Hilton

Re: Takeshi Kovacs

Joel Silver optioned Altered Carbon for a reputed seven figure sum. My guess is that it's still in pre-production hell while they figure out how to make a film where the hero swaps bodies multiple times without confusing the hell out of the rednecks ;-)

Paris, because she's not had experience with multiple bodies, or so she says...

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Jeremy Clarkson tilts at windmills

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@Matt Eagles

"As soon as Clarkson and his Leftie cronies are removed from TV the better."

Clarkson a leftie? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Idiot.

Anyhow, while all you sheep are happy for nanny to tell you what to do, some of us prefer to think for ourselves. Clarkson may be a bit of a twat, but I'd rather have him making policy that the current mob.

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Microsoft urges developers to tag sites for IE8

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Paris Hilton

@Jon Kale

Have to agree wholeheartedly with this. As much as we'd all like to tell Microsoft where to stick their 'standards' the real world doesn't work like that. I can only assume most of the posters here don't work in web design/development on a commercial level. To adopt such a stance would be a very swift route to zero clients and bankruptcy.

Paris, 'cos even she knows clients pay for results, not standards.

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Vista on your iPhone - almost 'perfection'

krakead
Gates Halo

I'm very tempted to put this on my iPhone...

...for no other reason but to upset the Macbigots springing up in my office like mushrooms on a dungheap after a length rain shower ;)

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Network Solutions hijacks customer sub-domains for ad fest

krakead

@James

Worse still, what if they use it to advertise competing products or services?

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MySpace wins UK domain name that pre-dated its service

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Thumb Down

@Ben Matthews

Just because the website is only being used to display adverts doesn't mean there aren't other services attached to the domain.

Unfortunately, for most people these days, domain == website - little or no consideration is given to anything else. The article says there are still 18 people using email services on the domain - what about their rights?

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IBM to shove ads onto DVDs

krakead
Pirate

The sooner Holywood implodes the better

It's bad enough with DVDs already, non-skipable ads and trailers before you even get to the menu, but worst of all are the patronising threats about piracy. FFS, I've *bought* the bloody film already so just fuck off!!! Aaargh! No wonder more and more people are turning to P2P - if you're going to be treated like a criminal for *buying* a legitimate copy, then why bother?

And now the idiots at IBM have come up with this little gem They really don't get it, do they?

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NZ parents may lose battle to keep baby '4real'

krakead

Re: Think different

If they wanted to name *themselves* 4real, 4skin, 4godssakekillmenow or whatever then I say great, go for it. It's that they want to burden some poor kid with such a name that's not on - they're the poor sod that will have to live with the results of their parent's faddish idiocy.

Oh, and everyone knows Mac users are fanboi spazzes anyhow...

;-)

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krakead

Euthanasia for the parents seems the best option

DELETE FROM life WHERE ParentIQ < 90 AND ChildID IN (SELECT ChildID FROM kids WHERE Name IS LAME)

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Cat owner protests against privacy-invading Google

krakead

Turn the tables

Maybe someone should take the time to find the houses of all of Google's board or directors and take some pictures - actually lots of pictures - and post them. See if they're happy to have the same exposure as they're imposing on everyone else.

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